Top Chef (TV Show)

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    August 26, 2014

    Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

    As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    How to Navigate Red Rooster's Vegetarian Items

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Red Rooster (310 Lenox Avenue; 212-792-9001) Neighborhood: East Harlem Cuisine: Southern

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    January 16, 2014

    Where to Learn to Wine Like a Pro

    Have you ever looked at a sommelier and thought "I could do that job!"? Then you are in the right city. New York has an array of educational options in the field of wine, from broad overviews -- how a grape is turned into alcohol, why the flavor suggests blueberry (hint: no blueberries were involved ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Five Food Gifts for the Asshole in Your Life

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from Zachary Feldman. No disrespect to any emotionally and physically scarred veteran estheticians out there, but we all know an asshole when we see one. Chances are, one of t ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Saveur's Summer BBQ in photos

    As the sun set near the Boat Basin Café, Beyoncé thumped from the speakers at the Saveur Summer BBQ, part of a mix "created by the chefs themselves--so as you eat, you'll be listening to the music they normally cook to," according to one of the party's representatives.

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    February 20, 2013

    Under Review: Sietsema is in Spicy Heaven at Sweet Yummy House; Rao Devours "Fresh-Killed" Chicken at Hanjan

    For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    December's Openings and Closings

    In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.

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    December 14, 2012

    Marilyn Hagerty Guest Judged Top Chef, Didn't Know it Aired

    Remember Marilyn Hagerty? She wrote that lovely restaurant review of the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The article went viral, even though she recently admitted that she didn't know what viral meant. The small town food writer was a guest judge on Wednesday's episode of Top Chef , but ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    What's Happening: Latke Festival and Cheese Ball

    Monday, December 10 Fourth Annual Latke Festival Celebrate Hanukkah at BAM with 17 restaurants including Fatty 'Cue and Veselka, as they fry up some of the best latkes in the city. Tickets are $55 and include drinks. 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn

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    May 30, 2012

    Under the Toque: Andy Ricker on East-West Fusion, Anthony Bourdain Joins CNN

    Andy Ricker talks to the Times on how his foreignness helps him learn traditional recipes from Thai chefs: "On one level, that means they may have an easier time with the language -- telling the story of their food, or knowing how to make obscure dishes sound sexy in menu descriptions." [NYTimes] S ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Under the Toque: Guy Fieri in NYC, Todd English Sued

    According to The New York Times, Guy Fieri will be opening a restaurant in Times Square. Fieri has seven restaurants already in California but the New York concept will be completely different. It's slated to be called Guy's American Kitchen and Bar. [New York Times] Le Bernardin will be hosting a ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Tom Colicchio Offers Words of Warning to Future Chefs

    In this video for the Discovery Channel, Tom Colicchio emphasizes that chef "means boss. That's all it means," and that, while being a chef is now a respected profession, becoming one doesn't automatically mean you're going to be on TV.

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    November 21, 2011

    Make Stephanie Izard's Green Bean Casserole

    One day in 1955, Dorcas Reilly -- a well-respected home economist whose parents actually named her that -- tinkered in an industrial food lab. Little did Dorcas know that her experimental blend of two tinny staples -- Campbell's cream of mushroom soup and canned green beans -- would become an Amer ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Sucklord Gets Kicked Off Work of Art, Releases Self-Mocking Jerk of Art Action Figure

    Last night, the gallery world's Top Chef eliminated our man Sucklord, the Chinatown-based bootleg toymaker we splashed on the Village Voice cover in September. Throughout the course of the first six episodes, the Sucklord was the reality competition's clear breakout personality: the Sucklord got the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Michael Laiskonis 'Out' at Le Bernardin; Ed Cotton 'Out' at Plein Sud

    ​Le Bernardin's pastry chef, Michael Laiskonis, is leaving the restaurant after eight years on the job to pursue other projects and "reach a wider audience." [Diner's Journal] Eric Smith, a former five-star chef in New York, is now broke and serving food for Occupy Wall Street. [Grub Street] ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Sucklord on Art Critics: "If the Jerry Saltzes of the World Don't Like My Work, I Don't Give a Shit"

    Dustin Fenstermacher"Who the hell is this guy? Get him out of here." The second season of Bravo's Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist, the gallery world's Top Chef, premieres tonight at 9pm. Completely randomly, the 14-person cast stars two recent Village Voice cover-story subjects: ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Dog or Girl? Padma Lakshmi Stars in Eels Video

    Padma Lakshmi has enjoyed one of the more unusual food-themed careers, ascending from a couple of lackluster shows on the Food Network and a rather mediocre cookbook to being the doyenne of Top Chef - and the hatchet-woman, too, whose icy words and placid demeanor often spell disaster for the cont ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Ron Suhanosky 'Out' at Stuzzicheria; Marcellus Coleman 'In' at Alias

    ​Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Untitled Chef Chris Bradley Reveals His Favorite Art Movements and Dishes on Hazing Ilan Hall Back in the Day

    Nicole FranzenDon't be locker mates with Chef Chris Bradley, unless you want frozen clothes​Museum dining has thankfully come a long way from the tuna fish sandwiches of yore. One of the latest restaurant additions to the city's art scene is Danny Meyer's Untitled, located in the Whitney Muse ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Platinum Hit And The Mythical Aspects Of Making Music

    via BravoMagic in action?​ Platinum Hit, Bravo's new talent competition for songwriters with Jewel as host and Kara DioGuardi as head judge, is not particularly enjoyable. Aside from the talented but super-ADD Sonyae (pronounced, somewhat ironically, like "soigné") and the arrogant but though ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Cesare Casella Wants to Take You to Italy; Alex Garcia Now Cooking at Copacabana Supper Club

    ​Todd English reveals how he feels about a not-quite-burgeoning music career: "I did a couple gigs, that was it. ... I certainly won't give up my day job for that ... nor should I because I don't think I'd go that far." [Zagat Buzz] London import Le Caprice has hired Ed Carew to helm the kitc ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Fat Tuesday Dinner; International Women's Day Drinks

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fat Tuesday Bash Blue Water Grill Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. The restaurant's Jazz Room will host a three-course prix-fixe menu inspired by New Orleans and accompan ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Floyd Cardoz, George Mendes, and Suvir Saran Will Compete on Top Chef Masters

    Bravo​Now that Top Chef All Stars is kind of, sort of beginning to draw to a close, Bravo wants us to start thinking about the next season of Top Chef Masters.

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    February 17, 2011

    Angelo Sosa Shares His Vision for Social Eatz (Hint: It's as Much About the 'Social' as the 'Eatz')

    bravotv.comAngelo Sosa, the second time around.​The first time we sat down with Angelo Sosa, he had just debuted his now-defunct Asian sandwich shop, Xie Xie, amid the thick of the banh mi craze. Now, nearly two years later, we chat with him again as he prepares to debut Social Eatz, an Asian- ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Angelo Sosa Will Hawk More Asian Sandwiches at Social Eatz

    ​Although his fate on Top Chef has yet to be determined, Angelo Sosa now has a new job in the non-televised world.

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    January 27, 2011

    Slashfood Readers Aroused by Fictional Hermaphrodites

    Hot.​Those who can't wait to wallow in the shallow waters of Eater's Hottest Chef competition can dip their toes in the equally murky waters of Slashfood's second-annual roundup of the 10 Hottest Men in the Food Industry.

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    October 14, 2010

    Xie Xie is Shuttered

    Photo courtesy of Xie XieWither the fish cha ca la vong?​Given how much attention Top Chef forced us to pay to Angelo Sosa, we're shocked - shocked! - to realize that we missed the news, buried in Florence Fabricant's Off the Menu column yesterday, that Xie Xie has closed. Per Fabricant, Sosa' ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    September 10, 2010

    Angelo Sosa Follows the Dalai Lama on Twitter

    In a blubbery mood​We have interviewed Angelo Sosa about Asian sandwiches, stuffed our faces with those (very tasty) sandwiches at Xie Xie, and watched as he wept openly on Top Chef. Today, Immaculate Infatuation has gone still deeper into the mind of Sosa, discovering, among other things, tha ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Top Chef Coming to New York, With Possible All-Stars Line-Up

    ​ We may still be choking down the current season, but reports are already abounding of who will star in the next season of Top Chef, and where.

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    August 26, 2010

    Manuel Treviño 'in' at Lavo; Angelo Sosa Awaits Russian Bride

    ​Eric Hara makes room in his busy schedule to helm the kitchen at Agua Dulce in Hell's Kitchen, replacing Ulrich Sterling, who is leaving for a job in Peru. [Eater] Top Chef alum Manuel Treviño will be the chef at the forthcoming Lavo. He hails from Travertine, via Babbo and Dos Caminos. [Gr ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Tom Colicchio Will Open Riverpark This October

    New York Restaurant InsiderColicchio will sing a new song in Kips Bay.​In less than two weeks, the new season of Top Chef will deliver a meaty, man-sized portion of Tom Colicchio upon the viewing public. For local fans, the show will provide but an amuse bouche for a second, less televised hel ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Top Chef's Kevin Gillespie Inspires Artist & More Foodie Art from That Guy Who Painted Rachael Ray

    "Hot Night," by Christopher M.​ The Atlanta artist currently known as Christopher M. chose Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie as a muse for a series of paintings depicting life in the restaurant. Gillespie told Access Atlanta that he felt, "honored that someone of the caliber of Christopher fi ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    According to Tom Colicchio, Top Chef Will Start Filming in Our Nation's Capitol Today

    ​Last night, Tom Colicchio tweeted that Season 7 of Top Chef will start filming in Washington, D.C., today. A commenter on the the D.C. blog Metrocurean claims to have been seated next to the chef on the Acela from D.C. to New York last night, and that "Tom...was on twitter all ride long," pro ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Hairy Krishna! Padma Bestows Baby Girl Upon the World

    Padma is now Padma plus one.​ This past Saturday night, as the earth continued its inexorable turn around its axis, Padma Lakshmi brought forth a baby girl named Krishna into the world. Like her mother, the infant is also named after a Hindu deity (although Krishna is a god, not a goddess): Un ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Padma Probably Having Girl-Child

    Nursing mothers need plenty of iron.​ Three days after reporting that Padma Lakshmi was impregnated by a venture capitalist, Page Six claims to know the gender of the wee bairn.

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    January 11, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Blue Cheeses & Portraits from the Bar

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The The Joy of Cheese: Classic Blues and Beers To Match d.b.a. Brooklyn January 12 What better way to cure those winter blues than with blue cheese? The first Joy of Cheese event of ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Anthony Bourdain Pauses to Reflect on 2007, the Year That the Food World Tilted on Its Axis

    Anthony Bourdain in a reflective moment.​As this miserable decade exhales its last, poisonous breaths, Anthony Bourdain has a few thoughts to share about what's changed in the food world not over the last 10 years, but the last three.

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    December 24, 2009

    Super Secret 'Nduja Hits the Sausage Big Time; Food TV Is Prime Time's Darling

    ​Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Pepsi Shuns Super Bowl XLIV; Padma Lakshmi Among People's 'Most Intriguing'

    ​Only 91 contaminants of the 60,000 chemicals used in the U.S. are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that a number communities' drinking water may be legal, but laced with cancer-causing agents. [NY Times] The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter wi ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Under the Toque: Tom Block In at Allen & Delancey; Fabien Beaufour Out at Eleven Madison Park

    ​Petrous Maldovin, the head chef at the Russian Tea Room is being sued by his sous chef, Eric Martelle, and line cooks, Ian Payette and Sean Hannigan, for harassment. The three men claim Maldovin regularly grabbed their crotches, pinched their nipples, smacked them with pans, and boasted of sl ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    2011 Bocuse d'Or Finalists Announced This Afternoon

    ​The organizers of the Bocuse d'Or, otherwise known throughout the dining world as the culinary Olympics, announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2011 U.S. team earlier this afternoon at Daniel. Each semi-finalist, avec sous chef, will compete against one another in February at the Culinary In ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Videolinks with Our 10 Best Food-Themed TV Shows

    #1: Julia Child This last Friday, we ran a ranking of Our 10 Best Food-Themed Television Shows, and it included, in addition to old chestnuts like Julia Child and the Galloping Gourmet, some more obscure food-show hosts, folks like Justin Wilson, who introduced every recipe with a Cajun traveling ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    A Gay Bravo Show About Tops?

    Remember Greg Scarnici, the white guy who did the hilarious Aretha Franklin homage which I posted on this blog after the inauguration? No? Well, now he's done a parody of Top Chef as if it were a gay Bravo show called Top Top!

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    July 20, 2009

    Padma Lakshmi to Leave 'Top Chef'

    BravoOut of the frying pan, into the fire: Variety is reporting that Padma Lakshmi will be leaving Top Chef after its sixth season for her own sitcom on NBC. The show will reportedly "star Lakshmi as a woman working in the culinary world," and is tentatively titled--lord have mercy--Single Serving.D ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Toby Young Admits to Brit Bias

    Wondering just how and why Toby Young scored the Top Chef judge gig? Us too.As we suspected, it had a lot to do with his nationality. As demonstrated by Simon Cowell, America loves a bitchy Brit at the reality show table. Talking to Yahoo TV, Young concedes that he got the Bravo call out of the blue ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    L.I. Cops Make Bust in Gay-Bias Attack

    Nassau County detectives have arrested a 20-year-old Oregon man in connection with a gay-bias attack on a former Top Chef contestant and her friends outside a Sea Cliff bar over the Labor Day weekend.

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    September 12, 2007

    Former Top Chef Contestant Beaten in Gay-Bias Attack

    Josie Smith-Malave A lawyer for Josie Smith-Malave— a former contestant on Bravo's Top Chef and a New York Sharks woman's football team player—is calling for a hate-crime investigation into a Labor Day weekend assault of Smith-Malave and two other women outside a bar in Long Island.

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